[Svrilist] SVRI Update: 06 04 09

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Apr 6 08:44:45 SAST 2009


Dear SVRI List Members

This SVRI Update contains a variety of sexual violence related research and resources. Please email svri at mrc.ac.za if you would like us to include relevant sexual violence resources and materials in the SVRI Updates. For more information and resources on sexual violence and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative visit www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/>  

Due to public holidays, we will only post the SVRI Update this week and the SV in the News Update next week. For those of you on holiday, enjoy your break.

Today’s SVRI Update includes the following:
[Summaries directly taken or adapted from source]

I. Webpages/Sites
II. Online Publications/Resources
III. Journal Articles
IV. Events
V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities
VI. SVRI Online Discussion Forum
VII. Vacancies

I. Webpages/Sites

Website Launch: European Policy Action Centre on Violence against Women: European Policy Action Centre on Violence against Women is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, presenting the European Observatory of experts on violence against women, data and reports on the situation in thirty countries from the European Union and neighboring countries, current news, as well as a wealth of resources on different forms of violence against women. Website: http://epacvaw.org

United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking: The UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region  was established in June 2000 to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam). Website: http://www.no-trafficking.org/uniap_frontend/Default.aspx

MenEngage: MenEngage is a global alliance of NGOs and UN agencies that seeks to engage boys and men to achieve gender equality. Webpage: http://www.menengage.org/what-we-believe.asp

ECAfrique: ECafrique is a bilingual, international network of health care and business professionals seeking to expand the availability of quality emergency contraception services in Africa. Webpage: http://www.ecafrique.org/

Lessons from Literature: Lessons from the Literature is an innovative program that enlists teachers to use books and material to facilitate discussion and build awareness about physical, verbal and sexual abuse. Website: http://www.lessonsfromliterature.org/

II. Online Publications / Resources

A Manual for Integrating the Programmes and Services of HIV and Violence Against Women, Dinys Luciano. Ferdinand, Development Connections, with support from UNIFEM. 2009: The aim of this manual is to support government agencies, NGOs and inter-institutional networks in the development of processes for integrating HIV and VAW interventions in the specific areas of prevention, VCT, PMTCT, care, support and treatment. Available in English: http://www.dvcn.org/Documents/ManualHIVVAWEN.pdf, and Spanish: http://www.dvcn.org/Documents/ManualVIHVCMSP.pdf

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Crises - Facilitator’s Manual, Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme in Crisis and Post-Crisis Situations in East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Initiative, 2009: The SPRINT Initiative has developed a facilitator’s manual on priority sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian emergencies, including prevention and response to sexual violence. It can be used by persons from agencies, organizations or governments who provide training on SRH in crises and emergencies and who are familiar with the concepts. Online link: www.ippfeseaor.org/en/Resources/Publications/SPRINTFacilitatorsManual.htm

15 years of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences, 2009: This review aims to take stock of the achievements of 15 years of work on the VAW mandate, which has produced an impressive collection of 14 annual reports, 32 country mission reports, 11 communication reports comprising many communications to and from governments, and several other pieces of research. [Source: AWID] Download full report online at: http://www.awid.org/eng/Issues-and-Analysis/Issues-and-Analysis/15-Year-Review-of-Violence-Against-Women-Mandate

ECP Handbook - Introducing and Mainstreaming the Provision of Emergency Contraceptive Pills in Developing Countries. Sharif M. I. Hossain, M.E. Khan, Ricardo Vernon, Jill Keesbury, Ian Askew, John Townsend, Population Council, 2009: This handbook provides comprehensive guidance for introducing and mainstreaming emergency contraceptive pills as a backup for existing contraceptive methods and as a way of preventing unintended pregnancy following unprotected sex or method failure. The handbook discusses ways to address the needs of specific segments of the population, including special groups such as adolescents and rape survivors. Download full report online at: http://www.popcouncil.org/frontiers/projects_pubs/topics/SLR/ECP_Handbook.html

NCFV E-Bulletin - March 2009: This edition of the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence E-bulletin focuses on domestic violence courts in Canada. The introduction of specialized courts or court processes has been a significant area of change in the criminal justice system in Canada. The March issue of the E-bulletin highlights some of the growing body of knowledge on specialized domestic violence courts, including research on their impact in addressing victim needs and holding perpetrators accountable. Read more: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/EB/eb-Mar-2009-eng.php#article

Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict : Global Overview and Implications for the Security Sector, Megan Bastick, Karin Grimm, and Rahel Kunz, DCAF, 2007: This report demonstrates the horrifying scope and magnitude of sexual violence in armed conflict. Download full document online at: http://www.dcaf.ch/publications/kms/details.cfm?lng=en&id=43991&nav1=4

For more country specific resources on sexual violence visit our country pages:  http://www.svri.org/countries.htm 

III. Journal Articles

Evaluation of psychological support for victims of sexual violence in a conflict setting: results from Brazzaville, Congo. Hustache, S., M. R. Moro, et al. Int J Ment Health Syst 3(1):7, 2009: We present an evaluation of the late effect of post-rape psychological support provided to women in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. [Source: RAISE Initiative Literature Review for 3 April 2009] Full abstract: http://www.ijmhs.com/content/3/1/7

Child Abuse Training and Knowledge: A National Survey of Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and Pediatric Residents and Program Directors. Starling SP, Heisler KW, Paulson JF, Youmans E. Pediatrics 2009; ePub: The objective of this study was to determine the level of knowledge, comfort, and training related to the medical management of child abuse among pediatrics, emergency medicine, and family medicine residents. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_95799_20

Does Acknowledgment as an Assault Victim Impact Postassault Psychological Symptoms and Coping? Clements CM, Ogle RL. J Interpers Violence 2009; ePub: Psychological symptoms, abuse characteristics, abuse disability, and coping were assessed in college women who either did or did not acknowledge victim status relative to rape or intimate partner violence.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_95543_20

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services: Historical Concerns and Contemporary Challenges. Macy RJ, Giattina MC, Parish SL, Crosby C. J Interpers Violence 2009; ePub: This exploratory study used focus groups and interviews to identify the challenges facing North Carolina domestic violence and sexual assault movements from the perspectives of agency directors and funding staff. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_95548_20

Establishment of interdisciplinary child protection teams in Turkey 2002-2006: Identifying the strongest link can make a difference! Agirtan CA, et al. Child Abuse Negl 2009; ePub: The University of Iowa Child Protection Program collaborated with Turkish professionals to develop a training program on child abuse and neglect during 2002-2006 with the goals of increasing professional awareness and number of multidisciplinary teams, regional collaborations, and assessed cases. This paper summarizes the 5-year outcome. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_96947_20

Forensic investigation of child victim with sexual abuse. Sakelliadis EI, Spiliopoulou CA, Papadodima SA. Indian Pediatr; 46(2): 144-51. 2009: Sexual abuse includes any activity with a child, before the age of legal consent, that is for the sexual gratification of an adult or a significantly older child. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_95642_20

Identification of GHB and morphine in hair in a case of drug-facilitated sexual assault. Rossi R, Lancia M, Gambelunghe C, Oliva A, Fucci N. Forensic Sci Int 2009; ePub: The authors present the case of a 24-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted after administration of gamma-hydroxybutyrate and morphine.  [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_95915_20

Intimate partner violence and correlates in pregnant HIV positive Nigerians. Ezechi OC, Gab-Okafor C, Onwujekwe DI, Adu RA, Amadi E, Herbertson E. Arch Gynecol Obstet 2009; ePub: To determine the prevalence, types and correlates of intimate partner violence in pregnant Nigerian living with HIV. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_95638_20

Physical and Sexual Violence and Incident Sexually Transmitted Infections. Allsworth JE, Anand M, Redding CA, Peipert JF. J Womens Health (Liebert) 2009; ePub: To investigate whether women aged 13-35 who were victims of interpersonal violence were more likely than non-victims to experience incident sexually transmitted infections [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_95613_20

Prediction of sexual assault experiences in college women based on rape scripts: A prospective analysis. Turchik JA, Probst DR, Irvin CR, Chau M, Gidycz CA. J Consult Clin Psychol; 77(2): 361-6. 2009: The purpose of the current study was to examine how elements of women's sexual assault scripts predicted their sexual assault experiences over a follow-up period. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_96423_20

Profiles of school adaptation: Social, behavioral and academic functioning in sexually abused girls. Daignault IV, Hebert M. Child Abuse Negl; 33(2): 102-15. 2009: The short-term outcomes of child sexual abuse on academic, behavioral and social adaptation at school were examined. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_96514_20

Recidivism among child sexual abusers: Initial results of a 13-year longitudinal random sample. Patrick S, Marsh R. J Child Sex Abuse; 18(2): 123-36. 2009: In the initial analysis of data from a random sample of all those charged with child sexual abuse in Idaho over a 13-year period, only one predictive variable was found that related to recidivism of those convicted. [Source: SafetyLit] Full abstract: http://www.safetylit.org/citations/index.php?fuseaction=citations.viewdetails&citationIds%5B%5D=citjournalarticle_96469_20

Evaluating Sexual Violence Prevention Programs. Health Promotions Practice. 10(1)suppl. 2009: This special issue captures several threads in the ongoing evolution of sexual violence prevention. The articles examine an empowerment evaluation process with four promising programs dedicated to preventing first-time male perpetration of sexual violence, as well as evaluation findings. [Source: Prevent-Connect] Read more: http://hpp.sagepub.com/content/vol10/1_suppl/

For additional issues related resources and articles on sexual violence visit our issues pages:  http://www.svri.org/issues.htm 

IV. Events

SVRI Forum 2009 – Deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 9th April! To submit an abstract visit: http://svriforum2009.svri.org/. Simultaneous translation in French and Spanish will be available at the conference.

Global Women's Studies Programme NUI, Galway, Masters in Gender, Globalisation and Rights:  The MA in Gender, Globalisation and Rights aims to prepare students to understand and participate in the formulation of gender-conscious, human rights-based responses to a range of global issues – with a primary focus on how they affect women and girls across different contexts and identities. One university scholarship of €5000 is likely to be available. One research assistanceship of approx €7000 is available, for students with a background in Economics/Sociology and strong quantitative skills. Application Deadline: Friday April 24th 2009. Apply online at: http://www.pac.ie/ Interested students may enquire directly with Gillian Browne. Course Administrator Tel. +353 91 493450 Fax. +353 91 494549 wsc at nuigalway.ie

Call for Applications: CREA: Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute: Exploring Theory and Practice, Istanbul, Turkey, June 13-20, 2009: The Sexuality, Gender and Rights Institute is an annual, week-long, residential course that focuses on a conceptual study of sexuality. It examines the links between sexuality, rights, gender, and health and their interface with socio-cultural and legal issues. Participants will critically analyze policy, research and program interventions using a rights-based approach. Deadline for applications: April 18, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource Net Announcements: 01 April 2009] More information: http://www.awid.org/eng/Women-in-Action/Calls-for-Participation2/Call-for-Applications-CREA-Sexuality-Gender-and-Rights-Institute-Exploring-Theory-and-Practice

National Conference on the Primary Prevention of Men's Violence Against Women - "Men And Women As Allies": Hosted by Men Can Stop Rape and co-sponsored by 55 national organizations
April 14-15, 2009 in Washington, DC. Register @ http://mencanstoprape.org/conference

Visit our events / calendar pages for event information: http://www.svri.org/calendar.htm 

V. Funding Links / Scholarships / Research Opportunities

Call for Applications - Pacific Facility Fund in Support of Organizations and Actions to End Violence Against Women, UNIFEM: The Facility Fund is now accepting applications from Pacific Practitioners interested in attending a training workshop to be held by the Regional Rights Resource Team at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, in Suva, Fiji. These training sessions will take place on 1 – 5 June, 2009. The grant covers tuition, round-trip airfares to travel to and from Fiji, accommodation and food costs in Fiji for the duration of the training, and logistical support in making the necessary arrangements for the participants’ attendance. [Source: PACWIN] For more details on the fund and the application forms email: Lorena Portillo, lorena.portillo at unifem.org

UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women Issues Annual Call for Proposals: Closing the Gap on the Implementation of National and Local Laws, Policies and Action Plans that Address Violence against Women: The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women launched its global annual call for proposals to support country-level efforts to end violence against women and girls on 6 March 2009. The deadline for application is 17 April 2009. The complete Call for Proposals detailing criteria, eligibility requirements and complete guidelines on how to apply is available at http://www.unifem.org/untfevaw/

SVRI Funding Links Page: For details on funders who have funding sources available for research on sexual violence visit: http://www.svri.org/funding.htm 

VI. SVRI Online Discussion Forum

The SVRI provides you with a platform to interact online with other members of the SVRI who have registered with the SVRI Online Discussion Forum. To view current discussions, comment or create your own please visit: http://www.svri.org/activities.htm#svri 

VII. Vacancies

Senior Gender Based Violence Coordinator/International Rescue Committee/Kinshasa/ Democratic Republic of Congo/Closing Date: April 31, 2009/Read more: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=4626

Gender Based Violence Manager/International Rescue Committee /Central African Republic/Closing Date: March 31, 2009/Read more: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=5118

Gender Based Violence Coordinator/International Rescue Committee/Democratic Republic of Congo/Closing Date: April 31st, 2009/Read more: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=5148

Gender Based Violence Coordinator/International Rescue Committee/ Uganda/ Closing Date: July 31st, 2009/Read more: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA2/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=IRC&cws=1&rid=5176

Gender Based Violence Coordinator / The International Rescue Committee (IRC) / Kitgum, Uganda. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Gender-Based-Violence-Coordinator6

Programme Officer, Malawi Gender programme (09/ID/003A) / Trócaire / Lilongwe, Malawi / Closing date: April 15, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Officer-Malawi-Gender-programme-09-ID-003A

Vice President of Communications / Population Action International (PAI) / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: April 21, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Vice-President-of-Communications

Resident Senior Program Manager: Gender/Legislative Strengthening  / The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) / Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Resident-Senior-Program-Manager-Gender-Legislative-Strengthening

Program Officer, International Children's Rights and Development / Wellspring Advisors, LLC. / Washington, DC, USA / Closing date: April 15, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Officer-International-Children-s-Rights-and-Development

Philanthropic Advisor/Program Officer / Wellspring Advisors, LLC. / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: May 01, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Philanthropic-Advisor-Program-Officer

Program Assistant / Wellspring Advisors, LLC. / New York, NY, USA / Closing date: April 21, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Assistant

Two Trainers / The IFOR Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) / Closing date: April 20, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Program-Assistant

International Expert, Community Coordination against Domestic Violence in Albania / UNDP / Tirana, Albania / Closing date: April 16, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/International-Expert-Community-Coordination-against-Domestic-Violence-in-Albania

Experts for Evaluating UNIFEM Project / UNIFEM / Location: Throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina / Closing date: April 15, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Experts-for-Evaluating-UNIFEM-Project

Consultant: Experts for Evaluating UNIFEM Project/Team Leader / UNIFEM / Belgrade, Serbia / Closing date: April 14, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-Experts-for-Evaluating-UNIFEM-Project-Team-Leader

941 - Consultant: Expert for Evaluation of UNIFEM Projects / UNIFEM / Belgrade, Serbia / Closing date: April 13, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/941-Consultant-Expert-for-Evaluation-of-UNIFEM-Projects

Consultant, The Socio-Cultural Research on Gender-Based Violence in the Pacific / UNFPA / Closing date: April 14, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Consultant-The-Socio-Cultural-Research-on-Gender-Based-Violence-in-the-Pacific

Researcher, Asia Division / Human Rights Watch (HRW) / Location: USA, Europe or Asia / Closing date: April 24, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Researcher-Asia-Division

Researcher, Women's Rights Division / Human Rights Watch (HRW) / Johannesburg, South Africa / Closing date: April 30, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Researcher-Women-s-Rights-Division

Programme Manager / Isis-Women's international Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE) / Kampala, Uganda / Closing date: April 20, 2009. [Source: AWID Resource-Net Jobs: Week of 6th April 2009] Read more: http://www.awid.org/eng/Jobs/Jobs-Around-the-World/Programme-Manager2

Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

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